Start8

By on December 19, 2012 3:26:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

gemtauro1

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How can I add the Start8 start button to Object Dock? Why no inter-operability?

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December 19, 2012 3:57:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I believe Start8 is a Win 8 only app. I'm pretty sure Object Dock is not supported for Win 8. I think there are a few post's asking if/when Object Dock will receive Win 8 support...

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December 19, 2012 5:04:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I am using ObjectDock in Windows 8, but it is the older free version and it works just fine. Why would you want the Start8 button in OD gemtauro1 when all you need to do is right click on the start button and select it?

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December 20, 2012 12:34:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Because Start8's start menu is only accessible from the original taskbar. So I have to keep it enabled, defeating the purpose of OD.

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December 20, 2012 8:38:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Go to the Stardock entry in your All Programs menu and right click on Start8 and use Send to... and create a shortcut on your desktop, then add that shortcut to ObjectDock and then delete the desktop shortcut itself. Works just fine here.

 

Edit: You could also pin that shortcut to your taskbar instead if you want.

 

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December 22, 2012 12:55:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That just shows the configuration window. I want the Start8 start menu.

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December 22, 2012 7:24:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gemtauro1,
defeating the purpose of OD.

For you, perhaps,but for thousands of other OD users, maybe not.

Quoting waxplayer,
Object Dock is not supported for Win 8.

Perhaps when it is Windows8 ready, your suggestion/request will be possible.

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December 22, 2012 7:47:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You have OD working in the Modern (Metro) UI?

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December 22, 2012 5:23:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No, only on the desktop.

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December 22, 2012 8:20:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK then, I am totally confused by what you are trying to do.

 

Edit:  Wait, are you saying you are trying to get the start menu to come up by clicking on an icon in ObjectDock? If so, you would probably need to contact support@stardock.com, but I do not think that is possible as that is what the start button itself is for.

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December 28, 2012 1:52:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you very much for trying.

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December 28, 2012 10:41:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I added the Start button docklet and all was well. (OD + win8 + Start8)

 

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December 30, 2012 2:41:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
I added the Start button docklet and all was well. (OD + win8 + Start8)

 

How?

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January 2, 2013 7:46:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Right click on the dock and follow the steps here:

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January 2, 2013 8:31:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well that's neat Zu!

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January 2, 2013 7:30:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)

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January 3, 2013 9:29:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gemtauro1,
I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)
If you have ObjectDock and Start8 you get the Start8 menu with that docklet.

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January 3, 2013 9:51:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gemtauro1,
I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)

 

If you follow what I said in Reply #4 gemtauro1, you get the Start8 menu.

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January 7, 2013 10:44:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,

Quoting gemtauro1, reply 15I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)If you have ObjectDock and Start8 you get the Start8 menu with that docklet.

 

 

I don't get the Start8 button on my dock, no matter what i try. Stardock, talk to each other!

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January 7, 2013 12:31:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Quoting gemtauro1, reply 15I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)

 

If you follow what I said in Reply #4 gemtauro1, you get the Start8 menu.

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January 8, 2013 1:25:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Quoting LightStar, reply 17
Quoting gemtauro1, reply 15I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)

 

If you follow what I said in Reply #4 gemtauro1, you get the Start8 menu.

 

This gives the Start8 configuration window, not the Start8 menu.

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January 8, 2013 7:51:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ohhhh, now I see what you want, you want to click on an icon in OD and bring up the desktop start menu. Not possible, the OS fixes the start menu to come up in certain positions on your screen based upon where your task bar is located, not where OD is located. I doubt if Stardock is going to change that, but we'll see if they respond again to this thread.

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January 9, 2013 12:38:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks, LightStar, for your input. Can't believe two Stardock programs won't talk to each other.

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January 9, 2013 3:47:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It works if the dock is positioned on the left.

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January 9, 2013 7:37:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

ObjectDock has not been looked at for Win8.  That is works at all is due to some great coding.

Having said that, here is a screenshot of OD opening the Start8 start panel by clicking on the Start menu docklet: 

 

And yes, it opens it in the default windows position, not on the Startmenu docklet.

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January 9, 2013 7:03:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now it seems to work seamlessly. Thanks for the update.

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